Trailers loaded with life lessons

Anyone who has ever loaded up a trailer and headed to a show knows the months, if not years, of preparation that is involved.

Dental distress

There I was, eating breakfast and reading the morning news, when an odd “pop” reverberated through my skull.

Summer surprises

My garden is finally starting to yield enough to eat. Fresh peas, beans, sweet corn and potatoes are filling our plates.

A never-ending role

It’s crazy what can happen in a year – what dreams can come true, the opportunities that come your way, and the people you meet.

The July federal order Class III benchmark milk price hit bottom, falling to $13.77 per hundredweight, down $1.14 from June, $8.75 below July 2022, and the lowest since May 2020.

Casa Verde de La Feria

Our little green fish house – which we affectionately refer to as Casa Verde – has a new purpose in life.

Advancing research in dairy is a key strategy of dairy checkoff. Midwest Dairy funds research by focusing efforts on solving industry challenges and partnering with those who take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace to drive demand for dairy.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture left its 2023 milk production forecast unchanged in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report but lowered the 2024 estimate, citing lower cow inventories and slower growth in milk per cow.

Pizza party on the farm

This past Friday evening, we opened our farm to the community.

The gift of rain

Every week we have watched the statewide drought report. The parameters have grown and shrunk over the months as rains moved across the state, but Benton County has consistently been in the center as one of the driest areas in the state.

I am new to the position on the board of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

County fair memories

County fairs have always been a reason to celebrate and showcase local agriculture. My grandmother was in 4-H, my mom was in 4-H, I was in 4-H, and I can’t wait until my children are old enough to join 4-H.

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